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derma e Skin Lighten Natural Fade and Age Spot Creme (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the derma e Skin Lighten Natural Fade and Age Spot Creme (2014 formulation) product label collected on December 30, 2014 for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for derma e Skin Lighten Natural Fade and Age Spot Creme (2014 formulation) is 4.

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Data last updated: December 2014

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Appeared as: RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A)

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Limited

Fair

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

Limited
SILYBUM MARIANUM (LADY'S THISTLE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SILYBUM MARIANUM (MILK THISTLE) EXTRACT

Limited

Limited
ASCORBYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN C PALMITATE)
Appeared as: ASCORBYL PALMITATE (C-ESTER)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Fair
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water (Aqua), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Silybum Marianum (Milk Thistle) Extract, Zinc Oxide, Alpha-Arbutin, Ascorbyl Palmitate (C-Ester), Glyceryl Stearate and PEG-100 Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate.

Directions from packaging:

Apply morning and evening to clean bare skin. For best results, use twice daily for at least 3-4 weeks.

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